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we will see more sun today than we saw during the last, or during yesterday, i'll say, when we had the clouds and rain. no rain today. drying conditions. breezy and cooler. much cooler today than yesterday. 40 in washington. baltimore at 41 degrees. dulles at 37. winchester 37. storm system that came through has moved to the north. lingering rain showers across portions of northern new england and snow showers across the great lakes area and in portions of western west virginia. any of that precipitation stays out well to our west. does not impact us here in the d.c. area. the forecast looks like this, partly sunny skies. breezy, cooler, high 53 degrees. winds will blow up to about 10 or 15 miles per hour later today. that's a look at what's
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happening with the weather. now let's get a look at the traffic. here's julie wright with that. problems northbound 395. we are live up towards pentagon parking. incident blocking the left lane. on the brakes in the hov lanes working up to duke street. you'll find lanes are open traveling southbound along 270. no incidents to report leaving germantown, but a slow go continuing south of mda. traveling inbound on route 50, making your way past 202 headed into northeast, down to about 26 miles per hour. but the lanes are open. got problems traveling out of calvert county. police on the scene of a crash. closed southbound 4 at route 2. involves an overturned truck. everything else is open.
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that's a check of your on-time traffic. a man is free after four months in jail. new video shows gary giordano leaving last night, a judge in aruba says prosecutors didn't present enough evidence to hold him. later this morning they hope to convince an appeals court to order him back. gary giordano says robyn gardner disappeared after they went snorkeling. he could cash in on an insurance policy for her disappearance. the suspected east coast rapist has been extradited to virginia. >> he is expected to face a judge in manassas this morning and our stacey cohan is at the courthouse with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the east coast rapest was a notorious criminal, commits sexual assaults up or down the east coast over 10 years. finally authorities believe this man, aaron thomas is the one they are looking for.
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it would appear the first trial on rape charges will be here in manassas. he was extradited here from connecticut. he arrived yesterday. he was arrested in new haven, connecticut back in march. this is after law enforcement picked up a cigarette he had discarded and dna on that cigarette apparently linked him to several of the sexual assaults. he will be brought to trial. they were going to bring him to trial in connecticut, where he does face one sexual assault charge. but prosecutors there had discussions with virginia and agreed to extradite him here, believing that perhaps he could receive a longer sentence if convicted. he is being -- he is a suspect in several cases of sexual assault here in virginia and faces charges of rape, abduction, and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony. >> he committed crimes in many jurisdictions in the area on the east coast, and we're going to be the first ones to try
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him. we had three juvenile victims of his sexual assaults. our cases are pretty serious. >> reporter: one of those cases involved a 2009 attack on halloween, where the suspect apparently approached a group of trick or treaters, pulling two girls into the woods to sexually assault him. 17 assaults are believed to be connected to him. he is expected to be in court via video at 8:00 a.m. stacey cohan, back to you. thanks. one man in d.c. in serious condition, after police say he tried to jump into a moving cab while apparently drunk in dupont circle. happened a few hours ago in the 1300 block of connecticut avenue northwest. police say the door of the taxi was open, but the driver pulled away and police aren't sure why. police in prince george's county are questioning a suspect in a string of
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carjackings. the thieves involved men at the westfield shopping center when a carjacker forced victims to withdraw cash from an atm. surveillance video was released of a man police thought was responsible. prince george's investigators say a 50-year-old suspect in custody has a history with police. iraq war veteran will make a plea to save a tree house built on his property in falls church. he'll appear before the fairfax county zoning board today to appeal the decision to remove the tree house. county officials say it's in violation of zoning laws. he promised to build the tree house so his sons would have something to look forward to when he returned home from iraq. he's expected to submit more than 1500 signatures from an online petition. the d.c. council will take up a bill today, the proposal would establish an independent ethics panel with power to punish council members for violations and slash the amount of money they can raise and require them to disclose the source of all outside income.
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several council members have come under scrutiny this year for ethical lapses. marion berry running for d.c. council again? the former four-term mayor filed his declaration of candidacy yesterday. he says he'll work towards improving the ward's employment outlook and bringing new development to the area. kickoff for his campaign will take place early next year. in los angeles, police raided a camp near city hall, two days after the mayor issued a deadline for the protestors to get out. police closed off streets and arrested 200 protestors. new pictures of arrested of occupy protestors in philadelphia. they were also repeatedly warned to leave. police started pulling down tents around 1:00 this morning in philly, arrests about half a dozen people so far. in britain this morning,
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the biggest nationwide strike in decades underway. 2million government workers striking. hundreds of schools are closed in britain. hospitals affected and delays of up to 12 hours expected at airports, including some flights internationally from here. the government is promising more cuts in government jobs. herman cain's campaign pushing back reports he is about to throw in the towel. as doug luzader reports, the one-time front runner is rethinking his candidacy after allegations of an affair. >> reporter: he still denies allegations of an affair, but there are questions this morning about whether his campaign can survive. the cain campaign presses on. last night an appearance in michigan at a college. but no mention of the woman who said she had a 13-year affair with cain. that he discussed in a campaign conference call with an iowa
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newspaper listening in. >> now we have to decide whether or not this will create too much of a cloud in some people's minds whether or not they can support us going forward. >> reporter: by about any measure, cain is in trouble. following multiple allegations of sexual harassment, his numbers have been following nationally and in early primary and caucus states. a fall almost precisely mirrored by the rise of newt gingrich, who wouldn't say much about cain. >> reporter: anything to say? >> [inaudible]. >> reporter: cain's campaign manager says there's no way cain is dropping out. many conservative commentators think the end is near. >> these allegations are going to accelerate his collapse. >> i think he's basically politically the walking dead. i don't see how he comes back from this. >> reporter: for now, though,
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cain says he'll continue on his campaign schedule, but he did cancel a media dinner in new york this coming weekend. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. president obama heading to scranton, pennsylvania later today to push congress to pass his jobs bill. tonight he'll be in the big apple for campaign events. at the white house, the first lady will welcome military families for a little holiday cheer. they'll be the first visitors to see the white house christmas decorations. it is 10 minutes past the hour now. still ahead, historic visit to burma. secretary of state hillary clinton arrives this morning. he tried to kill a former president. now john hinckley wants his freedom back. what his lawyers plan to present to a judge today. fresh start for the caps with the debut of a new coach. how did they do last night? highlights from the ice coming up. as we take you to this break -- ♪ >> -- a live look outside.
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making headlines this morning, a federal judge will start hearings today on whether the man who tried to assassinate president reagan in 1981 should spend more time away from a mental hospital. john hinckley's attorneys will ask for their client to be released to his family's care up to 24 days at a time. for years he has been allowed to spend a few days with his mother. it's not clear if hinckley will testify. secretary of state is making history this morning, she is the first high ranking official to visit burma in 50 years. she arrived a couple of hours ago in the country.
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during her three-day visit she'll meet with military rulers, and the nobel peace price winner who won the last free election there. vice president meeting withal mall key -- not a bad day. having said that, it will not be warm like the last several days were. >> rainy like yesterday? >> not be rainy. lots of sunshine, and temperatures where they should be for this time of the year. today is the last day of november. >> i know it. my knuckles told me. >> really? indentation means 30 days. high knuckle means 31 days. >> i never knew that. >> we'll test it later. >> all right. >> never heard of that. >> you haven't? they have.
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>> all right. let's look at the temperatures -- >> people are looking at their knuckles now. >> it's weird. it's a weird little thing. >> if you're planning into next year, do you use your toes? >> you don't do that. just stick with the 12 months of the year. >> 40 degrees. >> but it changes. >> across the country, how cold it is pretty much every where -- steve is trying it now. >> what do you do after july? >> you go back. >> los angeles is 55 degrees. as we make the transition into december, much of the country is cold. steve, you have that extra knuckle so it won't work. >> totally screwed it up. >> stormy conditions to the north. but we are fine. five-day forecast, high today of about 53 degrees under mostly sunny skies. temperatures seasonal. going out at night, cold, temperatures in the 30s the
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rest of this week. >> shows why i'm the only one that shows up november 31st. >> it is a funny little thing. >> it absolutely works. i'm sure julie, julie knows everything. >> julie, did you know that's how you tell which month? >> yes. steve i learned that in elementary school. >> i've never heard of this. teach me during the break. >> you really need an example? [ laughing ] >> no, i know the months. >> all right. on the roads this morning, we'll say good morning to the crew in skyfox. live eastbound along 66. it's busy. delays eastbound from manassas through centreville and slow towards the capitol beltway, and all the lanes here are open. coming inbound on route 50 out of riverdale, down to 26 miles per hour, but lanes are open.
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no incidents on new york avenue. out of calvert county, lanes up northbound on 4, southbound at route 2, the crash with the overturned truck. follow police direction. out to the west, the accident activity is on drainsville road, north of wheelie. follow police direction. toll road itself, no problems to report headed to the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. metro stepping it up when it comes to fixing escalators. in september they said it completed 88% of its maintenance on time. at the beginning the year they were less than half of that level. today metro's general manager will be at the union station. metro stop at foggy bottom also to mark the completion of several projects there. the first major projects in metro's $150 million effort to improve escalator reliability. as the states find
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different ways to deep with budget deficits, funding to stop tobacco use is down to its lowest level in more than a decade. the district ranks 50th in the nation in protecting kids from tobacco and providing none of the cdc's recommended prevention spending. maryland ranks 32nd, providing just under 7%, and virginia below that at 30th, providing just over 8%. this report comes as the obama administration appeals a judge's order blocking a requirement that tobacco companies put the graphic images, warning about the dangers of smoking on cigarette packs. in sports, beginning of the dale hunter area in washington. but struggles continue. st. louis blues beat the caps 2- 1. ob just one shot on the night. >> it was a tight game the whole game. they've been playing well and
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they're good defensively. you know, we had a couple of breakdowns and went in the netted. but we had our chances. we could have tied it up. >> i think the effort was there. i think first period was a little bit nervous because what's happening, you know -- [inaudible] -- second period i think we take -- [inaudible] -- we just didn't score. >> coming up next, for the caps, a big test tomorrow night. pittsburgh coming to town. that game at verizon center. it is just about 7:20 now. 40degrees on a wednesday morning. still ahead, elderly woman is dead and a paramedic on administrative leave. our holly morris with a sneak peek ahead of a big
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celebration. big time action going on this morning. >> reporter: we have a lot going on. the wonderful thing about the christmas celebration is the stars come in all sizes. take a listen to that. ♪ >> reporter: she's just one of many cast members that are kicking off the christmas season here in upper marlboro. we'll show you firsthand why this is a christmas show you and your name don't want to miss. it's all live later on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. ♪ happy birthday jesus ♪ 
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breaking news out of montgomery county to tell you about. police have just confirmed they
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have made an arrest in a string of carjackings at the west field wheaten shopping center. a press conference is scheduled for later this morning. we'll bring you the latest from that as soon as they become available. steve? an employee with the d.c. fire and ems has been put on administrative leave pending the investigation of the death of an 87-year-old woman who died after being transported to the hospital earlier this month. she complained of abdominal pains. there are reports the ems didn't ride with her to the hospital. >> can we take from that you believe your medical director believe something went wrong? >> no. what i'll say is an investigation ensued based on recommendation from the medical
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director. how that investigation turns out, that's just going to be based on the facts. >> the department has been operating under new rules since the d.c. inspector general's office cited a problem with a death in 2006. next, we'll hit the campaign trail. we'll take a look at the presidential race after the break. as we take you to the break, at 7:25, a live look outside. we'll get the latest weather and traffic from tony and julie coming up next. [ male announcer ] for andy, tracking his spending with citibank is as easy as... making breakfast. omelet? sure. scrambled eggs. [ male announcer ] actually, it's easier. citi financial tools. easier banking. standard at citibank.
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animals, aren't they? >> they really are. they're beautiful. >> they really are. no two are the same. like leopards, too, right? speaking of nature, let's talk about mother nature. >> let's do that. we're going back to yesterday. we had a lot of rain yesterday. not a lot, but we had rainfall yesterday through the day. our temperatures, though, were mild, in the 60s. we told you we would get to our high early and that is what we did. reagan national, the high temperature for the day was at 9:00 a.m., as opposed to mid- afternoon. then the temperatures dropped as we said into the 50s for the most part, for most of the afternoon. 66the high at reagan, 64 at dulles, and 67 at bwi marshall. this is where we should be this time of the year, 40 degrees
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now washington. 37 in gaithersburg, martinsberg, west virginia, 38. factor in some winds, which are not that particularly strong, but we have a windchill this morning. will be breezy today. windchills in the 30s, so dress warmly. we have mostly -- i'll say mostly clear skies. some clouds, but we'll see a good amount of sunshine. clouds throughout the course of the day as part of that. this precipitation to the west remains to the west. we do not get any of that in here. it will remain in the form of frozen precipitation across portions of west virginia and western maryland. forecast for us today looks like this, looking for a high only in the low 50s, which is where we should be on november 30th. partly sunny skies. breezy, cooler. winds blowing up to about 15 miles per hour. for tonight, a colder night than last night.
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skies clear out completely. 36degrees for your overnight low. that means in some of the suburbs your low may be around, in fact it will be around 32 degrees. five-day forecast, tomorrow not a bad day, 52. cool again. good amount of sunshine. that's the case the next several days. a bit milder friday and sunday for those of you heading out to fed ex field for the redskins taking on the jets. that's a look at what's happening with the weather. now to julie wright with a look at traffic. not so bad now. the lanes are open working your way around the beltway, inbound new york avenue. traffic light delays northeast to northwest. this is the camera shot at new york and bladensburg road. i have to wonder if people are taking advantage of that icc, since it's still free. this is much better than what we stiply see at this hour.
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southbound 25 on the brakes towards the beltway. inbound 50 delays headed into northeast. but lanes are open. below speed out of germantown. average speed down to 22 miles per hour. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you. 7:32now. it's only wednesday, but herman cain seems to be the shoe in for the candidate having the worst week. joining us peter fen. good morning. >> good morning. >> john, good to see you again. >> glad to be here. >> let's talk gop. john, i'll put it out there for you. herman cain, is this the nail in the coffin for him? >> running for president is a tough thing. running for president having five women accusing you of improprieties makes it more
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difficult. they put out a statement saying they are reassessing that shouldn't be looked at as they are getting out of the race, but i think it will be extremely difficult. >> if in fact, cain did have affairs, let's just take the sexual harassment out of it, i'm just saying he had affairs, should he come clean at this point? is that the best step to take as a candidate, or try to sweep it under the rug? >> sweeping it under the rug usually doesn't work well. >> can you survive admitting it. >> what we've always done with our candidates, we have a strengths and weaknesses analysis at the beginning of the race. you have a small group of advisors. you lay it all out for everybody to assess. something like this, this is exactly what bill clinton did in 1992. they went out, he had a press
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deal with the christian science monitor. he talked about creating pain in his marriage. there was code words in this, but the press knew it, people knew it, so then when it hit, you can deal with it better. the problem that cain has, is he is a freshman, you know, candidate here. they don't know how to handle it, as john said. and they're lying about it, to be perfectly honest. and i think his wife is going to pull the plug on this. >> the problem is he's making republicans nervous, saying we don't know if these are true, but we don't want to find out after he gets the nomination. >> huntsman today called for cain to get out because it's hurting the other candidates. >> we'll talk about the other republican candidates now. we've had missteps along the way that obviously, you know, other parties are going to pick out. the latest rick perry's perhaps confusing the voting age from 18 to 21. do these things matter at this
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point john, and if so, how big of a deal is it? >> the small ones don't, because the candidates are asked so much in so many locations that you're bound to make some mistakes. the bigger problem he had was with the debate. where he couldn't name a complete department he was going to get rid of. i think people see that as different. now every time he makes a small mistake, it's a reminder of the bigger mistake he made. >> peter, i'm not avoiding you, i'll get your response after i ask john, we talked with a journalist who covers the hill yesterday, and their take on the gop race now was essentially the republicans are trying to find somebody that's not mitt romney, but everybody that spikes falls because something comes up. is the gop ticket really looking for something to replace mitt romney, who is the only one basically been able to hold his position throughout the race so far? are they not satisfied with romney, continuing looking for
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somebody else to step up? >> this is a normal process. i think ultimately there will be three candidates that come out of iowa. one will be romney, one probably gingrich, and i think a third one that will be seen more as a social conservative. people can go a lot further this time because you don't have winner take all primaries. for every week it seems like somebody is up, somebody is down. we're not in the fourth quarter. this thing will change yet. >> i'll agree. i think the most likely candidate will be sanatorium that will do better than people think. he won't win it. the question really now is, is this becoming a two person race between romney and gingrich. what you see now will be different when it becomes one- on-one with those guys. i'll tell you, romney will take the gloves off with gingrich. >> it's been a while when
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romney has been scrutinized. >> this notion he's been vetted, people don't remember he was fined $300,000, there was a vote of 398-25 to basically reprimand him in the house. that he had over 60 ethics violations. that he lied to a committee in the congress, that he was drummed out of the speakership. there's a lot of stuff there to talk about, as well as issues, where he changes positions. so this is developing. i think the next 60 days will be -- >> obviously new hampshire and iowa will be important. before we let you go, peter, first of all, barney frank announcing he's not running again. what impact does that have? >> i think it's an important decision by barney. his district was changing. had a tough race last time. been there 30 years, decided i'm done. it's too bad. because he's one of the
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smartest guys up there. he's well respected. conservatives kind of hate him because he's a liberal, but he works across the aisle, much like ted kennedy did to get things done and knowledgeable about financial issues and i think it will leave a hole in that community. >> john, probably no tears. >> supposed to be my job to beat up barney frank. but i think he'll be missed. i got to giver him credit, he's a liberal and not afraid to say it. fights for it every day. second of all, he's a colorful character, in a place where we don't have enough colorful characters any more. >> agreed. hope to see you both soon. thank you. allison, back over to you. still ahead, a new twist in arizona for that old holiday photo with santa claus. we'll explain that. first, time for our my fox half off deal for the day.
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making headlines this morning, back in a military courtroom today, the suspect in the fort hood shootage rampage. he could face the death penalty if convicted. a judge is expected to rule on previous requests for a jury consultant and experts. he hasn't yet entered a plea. his trial is set to start in march. conrad murray will likely serve half of his sentence during to overcrowding. the judge gave him a tongue lashing, saying the doctor was
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motivated by a desire for money, fame and prestige and cared more about himself. okay. here's the twist to the traditional christmas time photo. the scottsdale gun club in arizona offering children and their families to pose with santa and holding an unloaded pistol or military style rifles, even ones with grenade launchers. the gun club got the idea when a member came dressed as santa last year and other members wanted to take photos with him with their guns. >> seen a lot of those photos popping up on the internet the last couple of days. >> interesting. no controversy when it comes to the weather for sure. today is a keeper. >> yeah, today will be a nice day. we're going to have seasonal temperatures. pretty outside. little bit breezy. that's about it. take a look at what's going on with our temperatures across the region. 40degrees here in washington. 30s in much of the area.
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37 at dulles. 37 in frederick. same in gaithersburg. quantico at 41. fredericksburg 39. as we pull out, look at the eastern u.s., the cold air is here, folks. boston, 52. that's where they're still dealing with the area of low pressure and frontal boundary. it's pushing to the north. there's rain there. those temperatures will drop off as well. cold spot, chicago 26 degrees now. here's what we'll be dealing with today. we're done with the rain. that has moved out. breezy conditions as those winds wrap around that area of low pressure to our north. we'll see our winds blowing about 10 to 15 miles per hour later today and high pressure settles in, sunny and cool today and the next couple of days. five-day forecast, high today about 53 degrees. pretty day. breezy. tomorrow, 52 with sunshine. friday, a bit more mild. 57degrees, mostly sunny skies. the weekend looks good. cool to mild. but looks like it will be dry at this point for the weekend. we'll keep you posted if we
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have to make changes. at this point, i don't think we will. there you go. not too bad. not too bad at all. thank you. >> let's check in with julie wright. hi, julie. >> good morning, guys. again, starting off on the top stretch of the beltway, from 95 college park headed to georgia avenue, all of the lanes here are open. no problems to report. traffic in my opinion moving a little bit better than what we're used to seeing. maybe people are taking advantage of that free ride on the icc, traveling between laurel and gaithersburg. 95 is slowing from 198 to the beltway. no incidents in your way as you continue around the top side of the beltway. word of a tractor-trailer stopped along central avenue after addison. this is the outer loop of the beltway, leaving van dorn, towards telegraph road. below speed, but all lanes are open. that's a check of your traffic. thank you. it's time to trim our fox 5
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christmas tree. we decorate with ornaments you send in plus local charities. we donate it to a worthy group in the d.c. region. you can send your ornaments to the address on your screen. you won't get them back, but we'll put them on the tree. >> will make someone very happy. a broadway style musical, gospel stars, more than 200 live animals -- >> it's kind of a big deal. part of an annual christmas celebration and holly is taking us behind the scenes. >> reporter: good morning. did you mention live animals? look, i've even got big john here. he's one of the four-legged stars. the evangel christmas celebration. they are getting in last minute practices before their big holiday show opens this weekend. we're going to tell you all about it and give you a sneak peek at the performance live next, on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
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you might want to check your kids' christmas list twice. we're going to run down the 10 most dangerous toys of the year coming up. >> first we're going to check in with holly morris. this is fantastic. holly, good morning. >> reporter: extravaganza is even an understatement when you talk about this christmas
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production. welcome to evangel cathedral in upper marlboro, where they're getting in last minute practices before their huge christmas spectacular they have every year. i am joined with the director and musical director and y'all have been working. >> we have been working. >> reporter: this is some spectacular show. >> we've been doing it the last 21 years and we're excited to provide christian entertainment and it's exciting to do the show every year. >> reporter: how do you continually top yourself? >> it takes a lot of planning. it takes probably 12 months of planning to come up with fresh ideas each year. we're excited this year because we have eight of the top gospel artists in the music industry. we have marvin sap, bebe and cece winans, fred hammond, vickie winans. the list is endless. but the cast is over 200 people. >> reporter: let's be serious, if they saw a video, they'd say, i got to be part of that
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show, right? you're the one barking the orders this morning. >> i am. >> reporter: keeping everyone in line. >> i am. >> reporter: tell me what it takes to put together a show like this. >> it takes planning, planning, planning, 12 months of planning. brain storming what we're going to do this year. new music we want to put in, the artists. and choreography to the music. everyone here is amateurs. but they learn by the time of the show and they know how to dance, and two left feet start acting right. >> reporter: if you have two left feet, she will call you out. i've heard it this morning already. you know, for people that aren't familiar with this show, though some people make this part of their christmas every year, make it a tradition to come back, what are they going to see? ten different christmas scenes? >> ten different scenes. and act one is a festive time. a lot of holiday music going on
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throughout the first part. act two is where we really deal with the meaning of christmas, which is the birth of christ. so it's going to be one spectacular event. we got live animals. it helps bring you into the festive time of year, with the sheep, and camels, and horse, because you're sitting on the carriage. >> reporter: i like it. what's your tip to get the ticket? first weekend, third weekend? >> if they get the first weekend, we have a special, five dollars off our ticket price. it starts this coming saturday, december 3rd. we have three performances, 12, four, and 7:30 and a performance sunday. we have december 10, 11, 18th as well. >> reporter: and november 30th, which is today! since we are in a one horse open sleigh, how about a little
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>> reporter: if you want to come out and see the christmas celebration, go to myfoxdc.com. we have a link to theirs. show performances are the next three weekends. you get a discount if you come this weekend. you heard them talk about ty trivett. he'll join us in the next hour. back to you. >> wow, a little presentation. >> and i love the costumes. >> very cool. coming up we'll talk about kids and toys and the dangers. have you seen our psas or promos?
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that was fun doing it. hope you saw that this year. the actual stuff the truck is coming friday. it will happen all day on friday at giant food locations that you see on your screen. they're the same ones, but we'll be at brentwood, high atsville, montrose crossing, and the greenbriar shopping. we invite you to come out to these locations friday from 6:00 in the morning until 11:30 at night. we'll be out there all day. this benefits the capital area food bank and we hope to see you on friday. >> glad tony got you there safely. >> i know. he's a good driver. good driver. [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices...
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we start with breaking news. montgomery county police say they have arrested the man believed to be behind three carjackings and robberies. we have a live update with the newest details. then the maryland man believed to be behind the disappearance of his travel companion in aruba is headed home today. gary giordano released in jail last night. but there is an efforts under way to get him back behind
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bars. and dangerous toys that could be on your kids' wish list this season. good morning. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. i'm alison seymour. not a bad start to the day weather-wise. >> feels pretty nice. little chilly. >> tony perkins is here with the deets. >> little bit chilly. but a decent day, though a cooler day than what we've had during the last several days when our temperatures have been abnormally high. we'll start with the satellite radar, not a bad start. pretty sky and a nice sunrise about an hour or so ago. not a lot to show you on satellite. one area of green showing up now. we've had no indication of any rain showers. some showing up on radar. we'll keep our eyes on that. don't think it's much of anything. take a look at the temperatures. we are in the 30s and 40s. 40degrees in washington and in baltimore. only 37 at dulles airport.
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39 in fredericksburg. 37 in winchester. ocean city is at 42 degrees at this hour. forecast for today, partly sunny skies, breezy, and more seasonable temperatures with our highs only in the low 50s. we'll have more on the forecast coming up in a little bit. stick with us for that. thank you, tony. >> let's check in with julie and get a look at traffic. >> hey, you guys. busy commute out there, depending where you're traveling in from, delays on the beltway inner loop headed towards 66. definitely below speed there. 395 on and off the brakes from duke street to the 14th street bridge. outer loop slow as well, van dorn to telegraph road, but all lanes are open. no problems on 66 to the west. just volume delays. checking for the crash reported along 66 near route 7. so far, not seeing anything. traffic looks pretty good coming from the beltway and back in towards the beltway as
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you leave falls church. we'll keep an eye on this area. again, lanes open traveling north of town between 95 college park and georgia avenue, southbound 270, where we have bottleneck going on, headed towards the split, south of shady grove. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we are following breaking news this morning. montgomery county police say they have that man there on the right of your screen in surveillance video in custody now. he is believed to be behind a string of carjackings and robberies at west field wheaten's mall. our sarah simmons has the latest. >> reporter: that's right, montgomery county police are confirming with fox 5 as you mentioned they do have a suspect in custody in connection with this string of carjackings over the past week we've been talking about. no mention of specific charges now, simply that they have a suspect in custody. they are going to have a press conference later this morning,
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where we hope to learn more details about who this suspect is and where they're from and other details related to this investigation. to refresh everybody's memories, it's been happening over the past week, a string of carjackings in montgomery county, thefts involving elderly men. two men were carjacked at the shopping center and forced to drive at knife point to atms and withdraw money around that area. another carjacking incident also happened in hyattsville. elderly men being targeted. police have released surveillance video we've been looking at, showing somebody that was walking into the shopping center, or outside of the shopping center. it's unclear whether or not that surveillance video actually led to the arrest of the suspect. but again, they are expecting to have a press conference later on this morning, where we hope to learn more details. montgomery county police are confirming that they do have a
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suspect in custody, in connection with the string of carjackings we have been hearing about over the past week in montgomery county. we'll follow that press conference and have the latest coming up later on. that's the latest in rockville, back to you. >> thank you so much. steve, over to you. thanks. the gaithersburg man accused in the disappearance of his female traveling companion in aruba expected to head back home. video shows gary giordano leaving jail last night. the judge says the prosecutors didn't produce enough evidence. he says robyn gardner was swept out to sea after snorkeling. joseph, good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> what's your take? didn't have enough evidence to hold him. seems like the authorities there did everything they could to keep him there, and then kind of ran out of time, i guess? >> investigations, reconstructions, attempts to try to hold him, they were
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successful for a while, but the court says enough is enough, you have to have a connection other than a mere suspicion of a crime being convicted and gary giordano was found not to be connected to a crime, nor was there any crime apparently proven. >> what would have to happen now? obviously the prosecutors there, investigators there are still trying to come up with something that could link him to this. he's gone. he's coming back to the states at least. what would it take as far as evidence to surface now in order to be able to connect him with something? what would they need to find? >> was a crime in fact committed? other than just being missing, is she dead, was there foul play? who in fact was responsible for the foul play? you got to have some nexus between the event and the wrong doer. here they wanted to say because gary giordano was with her at the time, that there must have been foul play. that got him into jail for a
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while for four months. now the judge says wait a minute, other than just being there at the time and her not being around any longer, we need to have something more than that. >> circumstantial things going on, talk of insurance policies, how much does that play into it? >> insurance policies, been a lot of talk about that. what interest did he have in her life? what loss would he have suffered as a result of having this insurance policy out there. been reports two days after she went missing he applied for the benefits, the insurance benefits. that adds an element to it, but you need more than that to make a link between the two. >> do you think gary giordano goes back to aruba or is he a free man? >> i don't think he's going back based on this evidence we have. and if in fact, they do have a link, there will be a process to bring him back to aruba with his lawyers, probably will vigorously oppose that request, if one is made. >> let me ask you this, because a lot of the talk this morning
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has been on the fact that gary giordano has retained jose baez as his attorney, who became well known to people by representing casey anthony. court of public opinion here, how does that make him look, if he says i'm hiring this attorney who basically made a name for himself by representing someone who was accused in a big murder case? >> well, it never hurts to be represented by a lawyer. let's start there. if you're the subject of an investigation, a target, why leave yourself blind? >> don't disagree there. but what about an attorney -- >> who are you going to go to? a guy with a local, a place out of an auto shop? you have to go to the best. this is a high profile case, you have a situation where you're being accused, you've been in jail for four months, you're going to go to the top
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dog, and that's all it's about. >> all right. joseph, always good talking to you. >> good to be here, thanks. suspected east coast rapist back in virginia now, expected to appear in a prince william county courtroom now any time now via video hookup. aaron thomas is believed to be behind at least six attacks in virginia that could give him four life sentences. thomas is suspected in at least 11 other cases in several other states, including maryland, dating back to 1997. police say they have dna linking him to the crime. 9 minutes past the hour on this wednesday morning. tomorrow is worlds aids day. millions of americans live with it every day. >> coming up next, a look at how one patient is fighting discrimination and stigma associated with hiv aids. stay with us. we'll be right back with that.
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now to a big international story we are following. pakistan canceling its attendance at a conference in protest over an attack by american forces that left 24 pakistani soldiers dead. here to talk to us is vice president of research at the foundation for defensive democracy and he is a former terrorism analyst for the treasury department. thank you for joining the show. >> thank you. >> let's talk about this incident. actually nato incident, the 24 pakistani soldiers were killed in attacks. nato has said it was tragic and unintended and pakistan, a top pakistani army general has said it was a deliberate act of aggression. two very different stories. what's going on here? >> well, the details are still fuzzy. what we know is there was an attack on western forces on
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nato forces from the pakistani side of the border against these forces that were on the afghan side in northwest afghanistan. and that when the forces looked at where the fire was coming from, it was from the direct vicinity of this pakistani base. so ultimately the nato forces determined it was time to return fire. they had been sustaining fire, and they responded in kind and it's resulted in this tragedy. what is interesting is we know the pakistani have supported the taliban over the last decade and a half or more, and so it's no surprise they would have found shelter perhaps even in this pakistani base. ultimately we know that the pakistanis have been a due police does ally for sure. the question is, were the forces getting shelter in this
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base or trying to draw fire and draw nato into a conflict with pakistan. >> the question, are we friends with pakistan or is this a relationship we can do without and pakistan can do without, considering it does get aid from the united states? >> you ask very easy questions. when you look at the history of u.s./pakistan relations it's a complex issue. in the 80s pakistan was an ally in combating communist forces. in the 90s we relied on them in fighting al-qaida, but at the same time they continued to support the taliban, which was the organization that gave al- qaida shelter in the 90s. things came to a head in may of this year when we went into pakistan and took out osama bin laden without the knowledge of the pakistani military.
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that created yet another crisis between our two countries. i think when you look at this from the 10,000-foot perspective, the pakistans aren't an ally. they're not unlike iran. pakistan supports groups like the taliban. so we've been watching this devolving of the relationship over the last several years and i think this confirms what we've known, is this is a relationship under severe strain. >> out of time. appreciate you coming on and talking about the history a little bit there. we'll see if indeed this is one of the last straws leading up to the end of our relationship. that is yet to be determined. we'll have you back on, how is that? >> with pleasure. >> all right. it is 8:16 now. time to turn things over to tony perkins with a look at our forecast. oh, the little bonus for the
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day. >> yeah. no controversy, no warring, just cuteness. >> cuteness and yes, a bonus. it is a two for. it's a three for, really! >> my goodness! >> this is the my first 5 photo of the day. they are five months old, allison and steve, and they are doing well after being born premature, weighing only 2 and 3 pounds. >> little miracle babies. >> don't they look great? >> super cute. >> i have no idea if this went on at children's hospital or anything, but they do have the teddy bear behind them. miracle babies with their bear watching over them there. they are adorable. >> did we say the significance of the 5 on their onsie? >> that they are five months old. >> wow. okay. >> yeah. congratulations to them and the
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family and keep growing nice, healthy and strong. if you want to send us your picture, go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. let's take a look at what's going on. weather map for the region and the nation, 41 degrees now here in the district. much cooler air in place for the mid-atlantic and the northeast, except for the extreme northeast. boston 52. they'll get colder, too as that frontal boundary pushes out. we've got temperatures in the 30s, 40s. 20s to the west. chicago 26 degrees. st. louis 24 degrees. international falls, 14 degrees right now. definitely as we transition into december, we've got cooler air making it's way across the country. what's not making its way across the country is much in the way of bad weather. couple of spots, frozen precipitation, clouds around the great lakes into the mid- atlantic and northeast. clouds across the northern
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plains. that is it. the southern tier is quiet. five-day forecast, look for a high today of about 53 degrees under partly sunny skies. rest of the week looks good. it will be dry and cooler than it has been. these temperatures are where they should be this time of year. couple of days where we're more mild than average. sunshine and dry. breezy today. that's a look at what's happening with the weather. tucker barnes is up next in a little bit with another forecast. now to julie wright with an update on traffic. on the roads now, the lanes are open, but still very much a slow go traveling northbound on 395. 11miles per hour on cemetery road from the beltway up and across the 14th street bridge. 66leaving manassas, almost 50 minutes worth of bumper-to- bumper traffic. van dorn street headed towards telegraph road tied up. and southbound 270 traffic congested headed for the lane divide. beginning back closer to 28
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traveling southbound. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you very much. if you are not yet aware, mark it down, tomorrow is world aids day. it's a day that encourages people to unite in the fight against hiv. there are many people who live with this illness every day who battle every moment of their life. howard university hospital and several community partners, including the congressional back caucus foundation are hosting a conference they hope will raise awareness and eliminate the stigma often associated with hiv. joining us now, director of the hiv pediatrics services at howard university hospital. and vanessa johnson, currently living with hiv. welcome to both of you this morning. >> thank you, steve. >> doctor, let me ask you to talk about this. you're a big part of this conference, and you've been dealing with treating young people who have been living with hiv for decades now. >> right. steve, i took care of my first child with hiv 25 years ago. and that child was actually
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here from carribean and that child went on to die. we had no medication. we didn't have many places you could test for hiv. and most children died, some lived. but we have come a long way. we've been a part of clinical trials to prevent transmission of hiv from mother to child. at that time one in four mothers would pass on the virus to the child. the last four years, the good news, hasn't been a single child born in this area with hiv. so we have come a long way. we have more than 20 medications that can probably completely control hiv for a very long time, probably indefinitely, if only we could take care of stigma to make people get the diagnosis, go to doctor, get their medication, and find the support in their family and friends and churches
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so they can go on with their lives. >> which is part of the big problem now, which hopefully through efforts like what is happening now and tomorrow, that that will be something that can be addressed, if not overcome. vanessa, i want to ask you, because you kind of piggybacking on what the doctor was saying, you found out you had hiv during pregnancy, right? >> no. i was a graduate of temple law school. i found three months after i graduated. i had already had my child. >> okay. >> but upon diagnosis they asked to test him again just to ensure that he was not hiv positive. because at that point in time, he didn't really know the progression of the disease or when people might become infected with the disease. he is now 27. just turned 27. i have to think about that for a minute. i'm very proud of him. he was tested like five times after i was initially diagnosed. >> so it's been a while since you were diagnosed. how is it different now i guess in being able to talk about
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this, than years ago? was it very difficult then? i'm sure it's still difficult now. >> that's a really good question. i had thought about that in terms of my own discloser of hiv. from the beginning i was real clear i needed help. so i was very open and honest about being hiv positive. and i think so because i was definitely afraid of the physical manifestations of hiv in the beginning of the epidemic you could tell physically who was sick and who was not. many people were shunned in the initial stages of the disease. so i was more afraid of being in pain and being physically decimated than being rejected. you know, i have a strong family, so i knew my family would support me. so i was always open with my status. however, what was illuminating for me, my own biases and prejudices towards people living with hiv aids before i
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was diagnosed. so that helped me regain my own sense of humanity and understanding. i needed to support people living with hiv. >> you probably wish you had more people like vanessa who are able to be more open and up front to convince other people to address this as well. >> absolutely, absolutely. but i have to say, all these children who grew up with me, or i grew up with them, because i learned so much from them, many time it makes great sense for them not to tell, because we have made medical progress and treatment, testing, vaccines, this, but humanity hasn't advanced when it comes to dealing with illnesses of any kind. we have certain diseases which get stigmatized, and other diseases that you become healed. breast cancer patient today, you are celebrated. everybody is out there to help. but if you get diagnosed with hiv, you feel like going in a
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tunnel a mile deep. >> vanessa, do you find it's difficult, if you're taking with other people who have been diagnosed, maybe they feel that way, they don't want to make it public or talk to some loved ones about it? is it difficult to talk to them? >> i think the majority of people living with hiv in the united states do not tell, do not disclose their hiv status. it's safer for a number of reasons. there are laws on the book which criminalize nondisclosure. you face the possibility of being prosecuted for not disclosing if you're in a relationship. women can have children and be negative, but they're discouraged from exercising their options to experience parenthood. and unemployment is a real issue. >> would it be better if
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everybody did disclose just so perhaps it became less of a stigma if people knew more people were living with it? >> in my personal opinion, i advocate for disclosure. it would help with our community getting the resources we need to fight this disease. but as long as people stay shrouded in fear, shame and guilt, we will not get the resources dr. rana needs to treat his patients successfully. it's a spiritual and emotional journey as well. if we don't get those resources, people will stay closed. >> certainly so much more we could talk about. unfortunately, we'll have to end it there for now. we hope to talk to you both again. here's the information on your screen now about what is happening tomorrow. it is world aids day. conference tomorrow from 8:30 to 4:00 at howard university. it's free and open to the public. and i'm sure both of you would
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encourage people to attend. >> absolutely. >> thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> stick around for a while. allison, back over to you. >> you have work to do. i love that. thank you, steve. 8:26 now. 40degrees on this wednesday morning. coming up next, a look at some of the dangerous toys that could be on your kids' christmas list. we'll tell you all about that. then, live with a look at this year's evangel cathedral's christmas celebration. stay with us, we'll be right back. ♪   [[ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices...
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8:29 now. let's look at some of the stories making headlines this wednesday morning. d.c. council about to hear testimony on a reform of the district's ethics laws. a new ethic reform bill that could punish council members who violate the new rules. it would cut the amount of money they can raise for constituent services. republican presidential candidate herman cain focused on defense spending in his first speech since a woman came forward claiming they had a 13- year long affair.
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he continues to deny having extramarital affair. those of you that will be 21 by november 12th, i ask for your support and your vote. those of you who won't be, just work hard. >> all right. another misstep, flub for rick perry. the republican presidential candidate forgot the voting age during an appearance in new hampshire. he called on people who will be 21 by november 12th to vote. the election is on november 6th of next year. the legal age to vote is 18 years old. tucker barnes with us once again. magic about tucker is -- >> is there magic? >> 4:25 he's here, and goes away, and back at 6:45, and goes away and is back. >> fresh and new. with a beautiful tie. reminds me of christmas. >> thank you. i'm trying to get in the holiday spirit. >> looks like a peppermint. >> do you have stuff up around the house? >> oh, i've been begging mark to do it. >> he'll get to it. >> a lot earlier, i think.
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>> a lot of people take that day after thanksgiving. >> go all out. >> ask me again monday. things will be up. i'm going to help. >> good. if you're going to be out to switch on the lights today, cool and breezy. >> sunny, right? >> it will be a nice looking day. we're not expecting rain. but on the cool side. >> a friend of mine gave me a good tip. why not troll thrift stores for the old christmas, like the big trees and reindeer, troll the thrift stores and spend half the amount. >> right. >> and look great. >> or if you wait until the day after christmas, you get it half price. just wait a year. 41now in washington. lots of 30s. this is one of our chillier mornings. 38 dulles. 37 in manassas. 39 gaithersburg and frederick. cool day. winds out of the north and west. breezy at times, gusting to about 15. now sustained winds about 8 in
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washington. 12 fredericksburg and 9 at patuxent air station. not going to be a perfectly sunny day, but should be dry. nice couple of days here. just more seasonal with highs in the low 50s. overnight lows into the freezing mark, particularly off to the north and to the west. there's your five-day forecast, 53 today. little breezy at times, particularly this afternoon. 36 tonight. parts of the area at or below freezing tomorrow morning. be ready for a cold one tonight. 52 tomorrow. nice warmup on friday for stuff a truck on friday and now the weekend looks dry and temperatures in the 50s. nothing too bad here to kick off december. in fact, highs by sunday, 58 degrees. all right, that's a look at weather. steve, allison, back to you. thank you. it's the christmas list toy makers never want to be a part of, but you need to know about it, because your child may have
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one of the 10 worst toys of the year on their wish list. >> our consumer reporter steve novellio joins us. good morning. >> that list comes courtesy of a nonfor profit organization. each year they nominate the 10 worst toys. these are the types of toys that have the potential to do harm or to be dangerous for your children. let's talk about the first guy on the list. this is the sword fighting jack sparrow. looks friendly. when you pop down on the lever, check it out, that 4-inch sword goes flying over his shoulder. they say this is the type of toy you want to watch out for, anything that makes sudden movements for your kid. >> i could tell that was not going to be a good toy. >> sword sticking out there. >> but it's cool looking.
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>> what else is on the bad list? >> maybe you guys played with this when you were kids. back in the day remember shrinky dinks and you had mom and dad's supervision? they've taken the oven out of the equation. caution, electric toy, parental supervision. warning, shock hazards. if the box is covered with more warnings than pictures of kids having fun, may want to think twice. >> you get the feeling might have had a problem in the past if they have to put the warnings that big lettering on the box. what's that in front of you -- >> looks like sling shots. >> this is a whole lot of fun. this is the air hunter z curve bow. you take it, check it out, take the arrow, and you hook it in here. i'm doing it backwards. you hook it in and pull it back, and this thing shoots
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over 125 feet across your yard. it's foam, but on the box there's a warning that says, kids only pull it back about half strength. don't pull it all the way back. you tell me what little boy is going to take this and go, better stop there. it will be too dangerous. kids are going to go, all the way across the yard, and literally the warning is on the box, tells children bow is intended to be used with foam arrows only. and do not pull back at more than half strength. the folks at watch say, sorry, that's the kind of warning to watch out for. we have the full list on your station's web site. >> it's weird they would make it pull back that much. steve, before we let you go, i'm a mom of girls. you did boy oriented stuff. we'll check out the list, but anybody pop in your mind as far
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as girl toys? >> the shrinky dinks they advertise heavily, the colors and kids on the box, mostly to young girls. most of the toys, because a lot of them are like action toys, like this samurai sword that really cater to boys, those are the things most in danger. >> setting up for a life, women, might be a little bit more caution than men. thanks, steve, you don't need to say anything else. >> thank you very much. >> girls play with jack sparrow. >> yes. and the sling shot thing is cool. why not make it half -- >> that would make sense. 8:37 now. steve was having a good time. the latest on the power ball mystery. we talked about this yesterday. did they win, not win, a front for something else? you could save money with today's my fox half off deal. this one will tempt your taste
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theirs. as we told you yesterday, reports surfaced they aren't really the winners, but a front for the real winner who wanted to remain anonymous. this morning the guys claim there is no fourth participant. they set up a trust and promised to distribute $1 million in the next 10 days to organizations in the new york, new jersey and connecticut area that help veterans. i thought we pulled the trigger too soon on that story. hard to believe it's the last day of november. >> that means christmas right around the corner. holly morris is getting us in the mood today big time. >> in a small way. >> reporter: i feel like christmas is at the corner this morning. we are live here at the evangel cathedral where they are gearing up for their huge christmas celebration they do each year. coming up, one of the national gospel recording artists that will be a part of this show,
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will love your help in trimming the fox 5 christmas tree. you've been great in helping out in years past. we're going to decorate it with ornaments you send in, and with some charities drop in. and we give the whole thing to a worthy group in the d.c. region. if you would like to help, send us an ornament to the address on your screen. you will not get the ornament back, so be aware of that. but it will be donated to a good cause. we thank you in advance for your support. now in the 21st year, the evangel christmas celebration. big title, big event. >> holly is at the cathedral today, to feature the spectacular christmas pageant. good morning. >> reporter: i mean, if you
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call 200 cast members, live animals and eight national gospel recording artists spectacular, i guess that's what you get out of this show. it really is amazing. in this doesn't get you into the spirit of christmas, there's no hope for you. listen, we are having a whole lot of fun here for the last minute rehearsals and giving you a preview. it is with great pleasure i introduce to you tye tribbett! >> hey. >> reporter: did you like that? i worked on that just for you. tye is one of those national recording artists i was talking about. you said this is your second year. >> they invited me back. i thought i was too crazy for them last year. but they crazy enough to have me back. we're coming to bring a little bit of energy and more excitement, if it's possible. >> reporter: you have to be away from your family, you live in new jersey. why make this a part of your
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holiday? >> i have to. my family will be here as well. will be part of our celebration as well. what this is doing for this community and the message it's sending out to the body of christ, i had to be a part of it. >> reporter: to get somebody like tye to be a part of this, how do you do that? >> pick up the phone, and please come. >> reporter: a lot of people want tye to be a part of their show, but he accepted your invitation. what does it mean to your production to have something like this? >> it's very important for us and we're excited to have people like tye tribbett and all our guest artists to be part of our production. we're grateful to god for them to be a part of this show. i believe it's the message, as he said earlier, the message we're promoting and letting people know the real reason for the season. the greatest gift is not under the tree, but the greatest gift died on a tree over 2,000 years ago. we are excited about this production and the message it
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will send out to the whole area. >> reporter: you've worked with the likes of faith hill, will smith, usher, justin timberlake to name a few. for you to share your talent with them. >> it's my honor. they're gifted and talented. because they aren't on the big stage. it's my honor and privilege to share. >> reporter: now you get the honor of being on fox 5 morning news. >> thank you so much. oh, my lord! can't get more excited. >> reporter: faith hill, whatever. holly morris was here. and i have tye tribbett on stage. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> reporter: let's hear a little victory. >> let's do it. ♪ y'all ready? everybody let's go. put a smile on your face, let's go ♪
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let's do it! ♪ everybody get your hands up ♪ i got the victory, the victory ♪ let's dance a little bit, come on ♪ ♪ everybody come on ♪ everybody come on ♪ ♪ come on, let's do it ♪ one, two, three ♪ i got the victory, the victory ♪ ♪ i got the victory. >> reporter: they have the traditional and the nontraditional songs to help celebrate christmas here. it really is spectacular. we can't say it enough. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to the evangel cathedral web site. three weekends only. it starts this weekend, and they have discounted tickets this weekend. coming up in our next hour, i think we have two more
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recording artists to join us. i think cece winans and beverly crawford. we'll talk to them about their part in the show. back to you! >> few more small names thrown into the mix. >> i love it, that they're up and willing to talk to us. thank you, holly. time to say good morning to our facebook friend of the day. katherine says all she wants for christmas is to be fan of the day. guess what, merry christmas. >> you still have three weeks to go. >> i know. if you want to be tomorrow's fan of the day, find us on facebook for fox5, no space between fox and the number 5, post a comment under her photo. looks like she's at the beauty shop. >> check one off the list, katherine. glad you're our fan of the day. when you think back throughout this year, 2011, what were some of the biggest stories that you remember making headlines? >> i love these year enders. a look at a new list when we
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november, and only one month left in the year, so let's take a look back. what do you think was the most searched news story of the year? >> interesting question. bing.com is out with its list. number five, the death of amy winehouse. >> seems like a long time ago. >> it does. number four, the earthquake and tsunami in japan. number three, hurricane irene. number two, the death of osama bin laden. >> makes sense. >> the most searched news story of 2011 is the casey anthony trial. for a look at other popular searches, including people, tv shows, destinations, you can go to our web site, myfoxdc.com and click on web links. >> you can find out the information online. it's 8:55 on this wednesday morning. tony is up after the break. he'll join allison. coming up after 9:00, we are going into the smart phone zone. a lot of apps out there for kids. but other than watching them every single second, what's a
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good morning, everybody. welcome to the 9:00 hour of fox 5 morning news. i'm alison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. now at 9:00, a string of carjackings have put shoppers on alert in montgomery county. police now say they have made an arrest. new rating system for smart phone apps. the idea, to help you figure out which ones are appropriate for your kids. we're going to break that down, and look at the friend kidly
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tablets on -- kid friendly tablets on the market. there's a new sitcom debuting on fox 5 tonight. we'll talk with the two stars of "i hate my teenage daughter." maybe we'll find out do they really hate their daughters? we'll find out about the show and the idea behind it. >> yeah, i didn't ask that question. anyway. tucker barnes joining us now, downstairs with a look at our wednesday weather. hello. >> cooler temperatures here to stay. our highs later today will only be in the low 50s. better get used to it. after 60s and 70s the better part of a week, will feel cooler around here. reagan national, 40s now. 41at reagan national. 41patuxent. cloudsth
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